If you are considering a facial enhancement, you may want to research the benefits of Sculptra®, a facial filler that reduces wrinkles and facial lines for a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance — and it’s been impressing countless patients with its anti-aging effects and long-lasting results.
Sculptra’s active ingredient is poly-L-lactic acid, a safe, man-made substance designed to mimic the qualities of a natural acid produced by the muscles. Poly-L-lactic acid has been used as a medical product for more than 20 years and was just recently discovered as a highly effective dermal enhancement ingredient. In addition to improving the look of lines and creases, Sculptra is also very successful as a plumping agent to treat loss of facial volume.
Unlike facial fillers that use animal-derived ingredients, there’s no risk of allergic reaction and no need for allergy testing prior to use.
Is Sculptra Your Ideal Filler?
Most people who are interested in facial enhancement with Sculptra will qualify for this treatment. If you have an immune system disorder, Sculptra may not be ideal for you. Dr. Aycock can discuss the benefits and risks of several nonsurgical anti-aging options to help you choose the ideal one.
Your Sculptra Appointment
When you come in for your first treatment, Dr. Aycock will show you where the injections will go and use lidocaine along with Sculptra for a more comfortable treatment experience. The formula is injected under the skin in the desired areas. A gentle massage helps distribute the filler below the skin and reduce any discomfort. Following treatment, you are free to return to your daily activities with no downtime. If you experience mild redness or swelling, you can minimize these side effects with a cold compress.
Once the Sculptra formula is in place under the skin, the poly-L-lactic acid induces an inflammatory reaction that stimulates the creation of collagen. After the recommended number of treatments (on average, three sessions over the course of few months), the amount of collagen produced gradually increases to achieve your beautiful final result. While most facial fillers last a matter of months, Sculptra’s effects can last as long as two years!
The immediate “plumped” appearance of the treatment area is only a temporary reaction — you can expect the swelling to subside and the fullness to return gradually as collagen production increases.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aycock to learn more about Sculptra, please contact our office to set up an appointment. You can also visit Dr. Aycock’s Facebook page under Bay Area’s Premier Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Center as well as SkinPresence MedSPA.